University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing

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The quality of the University of Texas Medical Branch's (UTMB) School of Nursing academics is reflected in the number of nationally ranked programs and nationally recognized scholars at our school. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree tracks, designed to meet the unique needs of each nursing professional. Our graduates are skilled in providing patient-centered care and are developed to become leaders in healthcare. Our alumni are leading nursing in Texas and beyond.

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The quality of the University of Texas Medical Branch's (UTMB) School of Nursing academics is reflected in the number of nationally ranked programs and nationally recognized scholars at our school. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree tracks, designed to meet the unique needs of each nursing professional. Our graduates are skilled in providing patient-centered care and are developed to become leaders in healthcare. Our alumni are leading nursing in Texas and beyond.

The UTMB School of Nursing, established in 1890 as the John Sealy Hospital Training School of Nurses, was the first school of nursing in the Southwest. UTMB SON  also was the first school to offer MSN programs in Texas. UTMB has continued throughout its history to lead innovation in nursing education.

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program offers two tracks: the Traditional 16 month BSN track and the eight month RN-BSN track.

The Master's Nursing Program encourages students striving for excellence in clinical practice, education, and research. We offer  flexibility through our online programs,  excellent clinical resources,  and a highly experienced faculty.

MSN programs offiered include:

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Executive Nurse Leader
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator (including Post BSN/MSN Certificate)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online post-masters program prepares nurse practitioners with strong clinical competencies and the skills in science, leadership, and inquiry necessary to transform health care. Students eligible for admission into the program wil have an MSN prepared nurse practitioner area of specialization. The 42 semester credit hour program is taught online, part-time, and requires only one trip to campus each semester for 2-3 days.

The Nursing PhD Program is completely online using synchronous and asynchronous delivery, with only one required on-campus visit (5 days) each year. We have two entry levels: BSN to PhD and MSN to PhD. SON currently offers two tracts in the BSN to PhD level: Education and Leadership.

 

CONTACT
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1154
Phone: 409-772-8271
School Type

BS/BSN School

Class Room Settings

Campus and Online

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  • Current Students Receive Awards

    Posted May 1, 2018 by Dora Turner

    Chad Connally, Executive Nurse Leader student, is a 2018 recipient of the UT Regents' Outstanding Employee Award. Chad is the UTMB Biocontainment & Emergency Management Program Manager.

    Stephanie J. Bailey, Nursing PhD Student, is the recipient of the 2018 John D. and Mary Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine. This award was established to encourage future health pr...

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    Chad Connally, Executive Nurse Leader student, is a 2018 recipient of the UT Regents’ Outstanding Employee Award. Chad is the UTMB Biocontainment & Emergency Management Program Manager.

    Stephanie J. Bailey, Nursing PhD Student, is the recipient of the 2018 John D. and Mary Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine. This award was established to encourage future health professionals who embody the principles of humane, competent, patient-centered care.

    Congratulations Chad and Stephanie!

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  • PhD Alumnus Chosen for ANA Committee

    Posted May 1, 2018 by Dora Turner

    Congratulations to Dr. Thom Mendez, who was chosen by the ANA to serve on the Advisory Committee of the #EndNurseAbuse Professional Issues Panel. Advisory Committee members will provide feedback, additional information and advice to ANA and the Steering Committee regarding the direction of the policy development.

  • UTMB Alumna Serving on Private Hospital Ship

    Posted Apr 30, 2018 by Dora Turner
  • Hurricane Heroes

    Posted Jan 5, 2018 by Dora Turner

    Several UTMB SON alumni were recently recognized for the efforts during Hurricane Harvey.

  • Alumnus Promotion

    Posted Oct 6, 2017 by Dora Turner

    UTMB Correctional Managed Care announced that Mr. Paul Brown, the former Regional Director of Nursing Services for Region 3, has accepted the position of Director of Operations-Region 3. Mr. Brown, a graduate of the SON Executive Nurse Leader program, began his career with CMC as an Assistant Nurse Manager and Cluster Nurse Manager for the Gib Lewis complex. He then beca...

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    UTMB Correctional Managed Care announced that Mr. Paul Brown, the former Regional Director of Nursing Services for Region 3, has accepted the position of Director of Operations-Region 3. Mr. Brown, a graduate of the SON Executive Nurse Leader program, began his career with CMC as an Assistant Nurse Manager and Cluster Nurse Manager for the Gib Lewis complex. He then became the Senior Cluster Nurse Manager at the federal Bureau of Prisons in Beaumont, TX. From there he was promoted to District Nurse Manager for the Beaumont District, and then to Regional Director of Nursing Services for Region 3.

    Mr. Brown is the President-Elect of the Texas Criminal Justice Association, and he has recently co-authored three chapters in a masters level text entitled Financial Management for Nurse Managers.

    Congratulations!

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  • Excellence in Nursing Award Recipients

    Posted Jun 29, 2017 by Dora Turner

    The Good Samaritan Foundation's Excellence in Nursing Awards recognize nurses who are leaders at the bedside offering extraordinary and compassionate care and service. Nurses are nominated by their peers for their passion, leadership, mentorship, and service to the Houston/Galveston community. All nominations were reviewed and scored by a distinguished Selection Committee...

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    The Good Samaritan Foundation’s Excellence in Nursing Awards recognize nurses who are leaders at the bedside offering extraordinary and compassionate care and service. Nurses are nominated by their peers for their passion, leadership, mentorship, and service to the Houston/Galveston community. All nominations were reviewed and scored by a distinguished Selection Committee comprised of many clinical leaders in the Texas Medical Center and chaired by UTMB’s Chief Nursing & Patient Care Service Officer, David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC.

    Congratulations to the following alumni and faculty recipients of the 2017 EIN Award!

    Gold Award
    Lynn Bell

    Bronze Award
    Josette Armendariz-Batiste
    Chelsea Atkinson
    Jennifer Baer
    Jimmy Bersamin
    Maureen Biggs *
    Aleli Cabali
    Tammy Cupit
    Geoffrey Dunker
    Ginger Eckenrode
    Sandra Fontenette
    Jason Garner
    Jennifer Jones
    Detra Josiah
    April Lane
    Kenia Latin
    Patricia Lea *
    Anne Liong
    Ann Lovric *
    Luz Malit
    Margaret Matthews
    Tammie Michael
    Deanna Nichols
    Shea Peluso
    Jenise Rice
    Dell Roach
    Connie Rojas
    Audra Rushing
    Dawn Sims
    Micki Taterka
    Jeanene Trochesset
    Sandra Trott
    Elizabeth Watson
    Emily Weber
    Laura Williams

    * SON Faculty

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  • Mary O'Keefe, PhD, JD, RN receives UT Regents' Award

    Posted Jun 15, 2017 by Dora Turner

    Offered annually in recognition of faculty members at The University of Texas System's eight academic and six health institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary performance and innovation in instruction, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor. With a monetary award of $25,000, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are among...

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    Offered annually in recognition of faculty members at The University of Texas System's eight academic and six health institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary performance and innovation in instruction, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor. With a monetary award of $25,000, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are among the largest in the nation for rewarding outstanding faculty performance. Given the depth and breadth of talent across the UT System, the awards program is likewise one of the nation's most competitive.

    Dr. O'Keefe, faculty in the PhD and DNP programs, is a lawyer (JD) who is also a registered nurse (RN) with a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). She has a certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (CNS Psych/Mental Health) and has extensive training in alternate dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

    Faculty members undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers. The review panels consider a range of activities and criteria in their evaluations of a candidate's teaching performance, including classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.

    Two additional SON faculty have received this prestigious award: Alice Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Director of the Nursing PhD Program; and Linda Rounds, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, Director of the DNP Program.

    Congratulations Dr. O'Keefe!

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  • Recent RN-BSN Graduate Voted Favorite Nurse

    Posted Jun 6, 2017 by Dora Turner
  • UTMB Health Video

    Posted Jun 5, 2017 by Dora Turner

    Please enjoy this new video and contact us if you or someone you know would benefit from a UTMB education. We have programs available from a BSN through DNP and PhD.

    For information, please contact Jene Spruce at jlspruce@utmb.edu.

  • DNP Student Authors SB 919

    Posted Jun 5, 2017 by Dora Turner

    Congratulations to Erin Perez, a student in the DNP cohort 6, who authored and successfully guided SB 919 through committees, testimony and the Texas House and Senate. The bill, which allows APRNs and PAs to sign death certificates, was signed by the Governor on June 1st and took effect immediately.

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